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Another Awesome Pool Dunk Includes Football-Style Pass, Rollerblades (Video)

This will go down as the Summer of the Pool Alley-Oop Dunk, with seemingly every week bringing another batch of creative teenagers concocting new ways to throw down in the pool. There was the alley-alley-alley-alley-alley-oop that sparked the craze, which was actually preceded last offseason by Jazz center Enes Kanter rocking the rim (er, inner tube). Since then, the entrants have...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dorm Room Dunk Cam Captures Unsuspecting Student Getting Posterized (Video)

Beware next time you walk into a room, asking if anyone has notes for a class. One student made that mistake, and while the circumstances are unclear, what is clear is that he got posterized in the most Shawn Bradley-esque manner possible. After the “dunk” is caught on camera, what looks to be about 50 boys in one dorm room bust into an impromptu dance party, and — well, you’ll...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Ford Misses First Practice, Among 13 Patriots Not Practicing Against Eagles

The Patriots took the field for Day 2 of joint practices with the Eagles in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and there was one new addition among those missing in action. Just as they were on Tuesday, defensive backs Ras-I Dowling and Nate Ebner, wide receivers Michael Jenkins and Mark Harrison, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon, Dan Connolly, Tyronne Green, Kevin Haslam and Markus Zusevics...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez’s Sullen Look, Trot Nixon’s Attitude Among Tidbits From Red Sox Scouting Reports (Photos)

The Sabermetric movement in baseball is one that is important for many reasons, as it gives teams and fans alike a new way to look at the game. Some baseball people, however, still prefer to see the game a different way. We’re talking, of course, about scouting. Scouts are the lifeblood of organizations. They are the people who are tasked with identifying talent and just as importantly...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Pokes Fun at His Commercial Prowess With Endorser 5000 Foot Locker Ad (Video)

Clippers star Blake Griffin is in a lot of commercials, and a lot of them are pretty funny. So, perhaps it’s time for a funny commercial making fun of Griffin’s funny commercials. That’s what Griffin, Chris Paul and Foot Locker are up to in Griffin’s latest ad for the apparel company. In the ad, Paul encounters Griffin mid-spiel, talking like a robot about the products he’s...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker, Peyton Manning Appear on Sports Illustrated Fantasy Cover That ‘Was Supposed to Be Shirtless’ (Photo)

Aw, look who’s happy to be on the Broncos. Wes Welker is on the cover of Sports Illustrated with his new Denver buddies, quarterback Peyton Manning, wideout Eric Decker and receiver Demaryius Thomas. And, if the text on the cover can be believed, “This shoot was supposed to be shirtless. Well, that’s what [Thomas, Decker and Welker] told Peyton Manning.” Sounds like a rowdy...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Sudeikis Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at, Outtakes From ‘Ted Lasso’ Soccer Spoof (Video)

The only thing better than Ted Lasso, American football coach in London, is more Ted Lasso, American football coach in London. NBC has released a behind-the-scenes look at the spoof, with Jason Sudeikis talking about what it was like to film the fake “advert.” The clip also includes some scenes that weren’t in the original, meaning there’s more Ted Lasso for everyone to enjoy...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe Pose on Cover of Ebony With Sons for ‘We Are Trayvon’ Martin Issue (Photo)

Sports figures, and especially the Miami Heat, have shown their support for Trayvon Martin and his family since the teen was killed last February. Dwyane Wade is continuing that effort. Wade posed with his sons for the cover of Ebony magazine’s September issue, with all three Wades wearing hooded sweatshirts. The hoodies are a nod to what Martin was wearing the night he was killed...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez Talking Like Playoffs Are Given for New York Jets This Season

The New York Jets finished with a 6-10 record last season and traded away their best player (Darrelle Revis) this offseason. Yet, quarterback Mark Sanchez is still under the impression that the Jets will be in the playoffs come January. Sanchez didn’t help the Jets’ chances last season, leading the NFL with 26 turnovers and completing just 54 percent of his passes on the season...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez Winds Up, Fires Ball Right Into Ground for Worst Throw of Year Finalist (Video)

Fundamentals can be tough, even for players who have been in the big leagues for a long time. The Mariners’ rough loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night got worse in the seventh inning when Toronto padded its six-run lead thanks to some throwing troubles by Raul Ibanez in left field. Well, Ibanez had no trouble throwing — it was the release point that got him all fouled up. Ibanez...
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Alex Rodriguez Cheered by White Sox Fans for First Time After Getting Hit by Pitch (Video)

Alex Rodriguez has found a way to baseball fans’ hearts, and he’s taking it all in stride. The crowd at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago has been booing Rodriguez heavily during the Yankees-White Sox series this week after Rodriguez returned to baseball Monday despite being suspended 211 games by Major League Baseball for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo’s Culinary Love, Skill Featured in The Boston Globe (Photo)

BETWEEN THE LINES  – Don Orsillo’s tweeting (@Don Orsillo) about his love of cooking led to conversations about his cooking during Red Sox broadcasts, which in turn attracted the attention of The Boston Globe food section correspondent Andrea Pyenson. She reached out to NESN at the beginning of June to see if Don would like to feature one of his favorite dishes in the Globe’s...
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Ryan Lavarnway Allows Record-Tying Four Passed Balls in First Inning Against Astros (Video)

Knuckleballs are hard to throw, hit and catch — just ask Steven Wright, Ryan Lavarnway and just about anyone who has dug into the batter’s box when that red-stitched pearl comes dancing along. In an inning that would make Doug Mirabelli cringe, Lavarnway allowed four passed balls against the Astros in the first frame on Tuesday night, tying a major league record. The last time...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Character Players, ‘Magical’ Season Have Them Looking Like 2004 Team in More Ways Than One

Manager John Farrell used the word “magical” Thursday night to refer to this year’s Red Sox after their second walk-off in less than 24 hours. Other people have been using that word recently as well. This Boston team started strong and hasn’t faded. Behind the usual suspects (Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz) and a set of new arrivals that have changed the energy surrounding...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Says Patriots Showing Competitiveness in Practice Against Eagles (Video)

The Patriots took the practice field in Philadelphia on Tuesday in advance of their Friday preseason matchup against the Eagles. The Pats will have two more practices with the Eagles this week before kicking off Friday night, and veteran quarterback Tom Brady says his team is competitive in practices and is ready to open up their preseason on Friday. Hear everything Brady had to...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Struggles to Contain Knuckleball, Uses First Major League Start As Learning Experience (Video)

Steven Wright‘s first career start didn’t go exactly the way he had planned. The right-hander lasted just one inning and gave up three runs on one hit. Wright combined with catcher Ryan Lavarnway for a record-tying four passed balls in the inning. Wright’s first spot start gave the starting rotation some rest, and the Red Sox came out on top, despite the early pitching struggles...
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Steven Wright Struggles to Contain Knuckleball, Uses First Major League Start As Learning Experience (Video)

Steven Wright‘s first career start didn’t go exactly the way he had planned. The right-hander lasted just one inning and gave up three runs on one hit. Wright combined with catcher Ryan Lavarnway for a record-tying four passed balls in the inning. Wright’s first spot start gave the starting rotation some rest, and the Red Sox came out on top, despite the early pitching struggles...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Struggles to Contain Knuckleball, Uses First Major League Start As Learning Experience (Video)

Steven Wright‘s first career start didn’t go exactly the way he had planned. The right-hander lasted just one inning and gave up three runs on one hit. Wright combined with catcher Ryan Lavarnway for a record-tying four passed balls in the inning. Wright’s first spot start gave the starting rotation some rest, and the Red Sox came out on top, despite the early pitching struggles...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Struggles to Contain Knuckleball, Uses First Major League Start As Learning Experience (Video)

Steven Wright‘s first career start didn’t go exactly the way he had planned. The right-hander lasted just one inning and gave up three runs on one hit. Wright combined with catcher Ryan Lavarnway for a record-tying four passed balls in the inning. Wright’s first spot start gave the starting rotation some rest, and the Red Sox came out on top, despite the early pitching struggles...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Now Favorites to Win National League Pennant After Surprising Turnaround

The Los Angeles Dodgers were the preseason favorites to win the National League pennant along with the Washington Nationals, but both teams were vastly disappointing through mid-June. The difference now is that the Nationals remain a major bust, but the Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball and have jumped to the front of the pack of Bovada’s NL pennant odds at 5/2. Atlanta...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Gets Hit by Pitch, Sparks Nationals-Braves Beef on Twitter

Not only was there a baseball game played Tuesday night between the Nationals and Braves, but there was also a good old-fashioned Twitter fight between the two teams. It all started in the third inning, when Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit a solo home run off of Braves pitcher Julio Teheran to give his team a 1-0 lead. Naturally, Teheran then plunked Harper on the first pitch...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Troll Los Angeles Lakers, Purchase Beat.La Domain Name

The Boston Celtics must have been asleep at the wheel when the Phoenix Suns made this power move. The Suns, a former rival of the Los Angeles Lakers, spent $5,300 purchasing a unique Internet domain name as a nod to the past rivalry, according to the Los Angeles Times. The domain name Beat.la now belongs to the Suns. Technically, the “.la” is a country code for URLs in Laos,...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Drake Britton Embracing New Role With Red Sox, Reflects on Advice From Pedro Martinez (Video)

Drake Britton earned his first major league win Wednesday night, throwing two scoreless innings in a 5-4 win for the Red Sox. A career-starter in the minor leagues, Britton said he’s getting used to pitching out of the bullpen. Things didn’t always go so smoothly for the left-hander, though, but some wise words from Pedro Martinez helped keep the youngster on track. Check out...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz Player T-Shirts Hit 75 Percent Off Rack at Texas Apparel Store (Photo)

That was quick. Nelson Cruz player T-Shirts are now on sale — and you can apparently get them for pretty cheap, at least at one Texas sports apparel store. The Rangers outfielder was handed a 50-game suspension on Monday as part of Major League Baseball’s crackdown on players involved with the Biogenesis clinic. Cruz, who leads the Rangers in both home runs and RBIs, can still...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox to Feature ‘The Sandlot’ for ‘Movie Night at Fenway Park’ on Aug. 21

To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, the Red Sox will host “Movie Night at Fenway Park” featuring the popular hit “The Sandlot” on Aug. 21. The movie will be shown on Fenway Park’s 40-by-100-foot Diamond Vision video board in center field, which is designed to give fans a one-of-a-kind experience. “This gesture is designed to show appreciation to our season ticket...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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